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Reconstructing the Campus: Higher Education and the American Civil War

by Michael David Cohen

The Civil War transformed American life. Not only did thousands of men die on battlefields and millions of slaves become free; cultural institutions reshaped themselves in the context of the war and its aftermath. The first book to examine the Civil War's immediate and long-term impact on higher education, Reconstructing the Campus begins by tracing college communities' responses to the secession crisis and the outbreak of war. Students made supplies for the armies or left campus to fight. Professors joined the war effort or struggled to keep colleges open. The Union and Confederacy even took over some campuses for military use. Then moving beyond 1865, the book explores the war's long-term effects on colleges. Michael David Cohen argues that the Civil War and the political and social conditions the war created prompted major reforms, including the establishment of a new federal role in education. Reminded by the war of the importance of a well-trained military, Congress began providing resources to colleges that offered military courses and other practical curricula. Congress also, as part of a general expansion of the federal bureaucracy that accompanied the war, created the Department of Education to collect and publish data on education. For the first time, the U.S. government both influenced curricula and monitored institutions. The war posed special challenges to Southern colleges. Often bereft of students and sometimes physically damaged, they needed to rebuild. Some took the opportunity to redesign themselves into the first Southern universities. They also admitted new types of students, including the poor, women, and, sometimes, formerly enslaved blacks. Thus, while the Civil War did great harm, it also stimulated growth, helping, especially in the South, to create our modern system of higher education.

Reconstruction

by Mick Herron

When a man with a gun breaks into her school, nursery teacher Louise Kennedy knows there's not likely to be a happy ending. But Jaime isn't there on a homicidal whim, and is as scared as the hostages he's taken. While an armed police presence builds up outside, he'll only talk to Ben Whistler, an MI6 accountant who worked with his lover, Miro. Miro's gone missing, along with a huge sum of money intended for reconstruction work in Iraq. Jaime doesn't believe Miro's a thief -- though he certainly had secrets. But then, so does Louise; so do the other hostages; and so do some of those on the outside, who'd much rather Jaime was silenced...

Reconstruction After the Civil War

by John Hope Franklin

Reconstruction after the Civil War has been praised for cutting through the controversial scholarship and popular myths of the time to provide an accurate account of the role of former slaves during this period in American history.

Reconstruction: America's Unfinished Revolution, 1863-1877

by Eric Foner

This "masterful treatment of one of the most complex periods of American history" (New Republic) made history when it was originally published in 1988. It redefined how Reconstruction was viewed by historians and people everywhere in its chronicling of how Americans -- black and white -- responded to the unprecedented changes unleashed by the war and the end of slavery. This "smart book of enormous strengths" (Boston Globe) has since gone on to become the classic work on the wrenching post-Civil War period -- an era whose legacy reverberates still today in the United States.

Reconstruction (Cornerstones of Freedom)

by Brendan January

A history of the Reconstruction, the period after the Civil War during which programs were implemented to bring the Confederate States back to the Union.

Reconstruction Updated Ed

by Eric Foner

With a New IntroductionFrom the "preeminent historian of Reconstruction" (New York Times Book Review), a newly updated edition of the prizewinning classic work on the post-Civil War period that shaped modern AmericaEric Foner's "masterful treatment of one of the most complex periods of American history" (New Republic) redefined how the post-Civil War period was viewed.Reconstruction chronicles the way in which Americans--black and white--responded to the unprecedented changes unleashed by the war and the end of slavery. It addresses the quest of emancipated slaves searching for economic autonomy and equal citizenship, and describes the remodeling of Southern society, the evolution of racial attitudes and patterns of race relations, and the emergence of a national state possessing vastly expanded authority and committed, for a time, to the principle of equal rights for all Americans.This "smart book of enormous strengths" (Boston Globe) remains the standard work on the wrenching post-Civil War period--an era whose legacy still reverberates in the United States today.

Record Keeping for Texas Workbook

by Dan Passalacqua Robert A. Schultheis Burton S. Kaliski

Texas Recordkeeping gives a broad knowledge of business operations and the basic skills needed to keep better financial records.

A Record of Miraculous Events in Japan: The Nihon Ryoiki

by Burton Watson Haruo Shirane

This collection of setsuwa, or "explanatory tale" literature, compiled by a monk in eighth- or ninth-century Japan, records the spread of Buddhist ideas in Japan and ways in which Buddhism's principles were adapted to the conditions of Japanese society. Beginning its survey in the time before the introduction of Buddhism to Japan, the text captures the effects of the nation's initial contact with Buddhism -- introduced by the king of the Korean state of Paekche -- and the subsequent adoption and dissemination of these new teachings among towns and cities. The Nihon ryoiki provides a crucial window into the ways in which Japanese Buddhists began to make sense of the teachings and texts of their religion, how they incorporated religious methods and materials from Korea and mainland China, and how they sought to articulate a popularized form of Buddhist practice and belief that would not be limited to monastic centers. The setsuwa genre would become one of the major textual projects of classical and medieval Buddhism, with nearly two dozen collections appearing over the next five centuries. The Nihon ryoiki serves as a vital reference for these later works, with the tales it contains finding their way into folkloric traditions and becoming a major source for Japanese authors well into the modern period.

The Record Of The Paper: How The New York Times Misreports U.S. Foreign Policy

by Howard Friel Richard Falk

On May 26, 2004, the New York Times issued an apology for its coverage of Iraq's purported weapons of mass destruction. The Times had failed to provide what most readers expect from the US newspaper of record: journalistic accuracy and integrity about important matters of US foreign policy. But the Times' coverage of Iraq was worse than they were willing to concede. In fact, for at least the past fifty years the editorial policy of the Times--from its coverage of the 1954 Geneva Accords on Vietnam to the issue of torture in Abu Ghraib--has failed to incorporate international law into its coverage of US foreign policy. This lapse, as the authors demonstrate, has profound implications for the quality of the Times' journalism and the function of the press in a country supposedly governed by the rule of law. In this meticulously researched study, Howard Friel and Richard Falk reveal how the Times has consistently misreported major US foreign policy issues, including the bombing of North Vietnam in response to the Tonkin Gulf and Pleiku incidents in 1964-65, the Reagan administration's policy toward the Sandinista government of Nicaragua in the 1980s, the 2002 military coup that briefly overthrew Hugo Chavez, Venezuela's elected president, and the Bush administration's 2003 invasion of Iraq.

Recover!

by Stanton Peele Ilse Thompson

For decades you've been told that addiction is an irreversible disease, a biological force over which you have no control. That defeatist message not only is without scientific foundation, but actually prevents your overcoming addiction. Now, world-renowned addiction expert Stanton Peele demystifies addiction and offers a groundbreaking program that puts at your disposal what does work in treatment and recovery. For four decades, Dr. Peele has challenged our understanding of addiction and recovery. He has developed approaches that break the cycle of addiction and empower us to take control of our lives--including understanding that we are able to direct our own brains to change. In Recover! Dr. Peele's PERFECT Program takes you through the key concepts of mindfulness--that is, your ability to detach from your addictive experience and to see that it is not who you are--combined with the Buddhist idea of loving kindness, or self-acceptance. It's an easily grasped, yet multifaceted program that allows your true self to overcome your addictive urges. Instead of focusing on what's wrong with you, the PERFECT Program will help you discover, embrace, and build your recovery on what's already right about you. Combining the best evidence-based treatments with the mindful use of meditation, Recover! presents a life-transforming philosophy for freeing yourself from addiction forever.will learn new habits of mind and heart, reclaim your natural personality, expand and strengthen your life skills, and emerge into a life of genuine engagement and purpose.

Recovery

by J. M. Dillard

The Long Awaited Final Book In The Lost Years Saga! Recovery It began with The Lost Years: the story of what happened to Captain Kirk and the legendary crew of the U.S.S Enterprise when their original five -year mission ended. The saga continued in A Flag Full Of Stars and Traitor Winds. Now, in Recovery, J.M. Dillard brings to an end one of the most exciting chapters in STAR TREK®history! Admiral James T. Kirk, former Captain of the U.S.S Enterprise and now Chief of Starfleet Operations, is at a crossroads in his career. When he is assigned to supervise the testing of the U.S.S. Recovery, an experimental new rescue vessel, he begins to realize how tired he is of being trapped behind a desk, away from the action. Fully automated, the Recovery is a high-speed transport vessel capable of evacuating large populations without risking the lives of Starfleet personnel. But when its creator falls under alien influence, the Recovery becomes a pawn in a deadly game that could lead to interstellar war. Trapped in the bowels of the ship Admiral Kirk's old friend Dr. Leonard "Bones" McCoy, who is being hunted by a homicidal madman determined that no one on the ship will survive. Taking command of a starship, Admiral Kirk must find a way to save Dr. Mckoy's life -- and save the galaxy from deadly chaos!

The Recovery Diet

by Renée Hoffinger

A life after alcoholism doesn't need to be weighed down by the lingering consequences of addiction. The latest research indicates that with the right nutrition, you can reverse the physical toll alcoholism has taken on your body and manage your path out of addiction. Rene Hoffinger, MHSE, RD, has developed a landmark new plan that empowers you to undo the damage your addiction inflicted--through the natural power of food. Twelve weeks of meal plans will ease you into newfound empowerment as you shed your dependence for good; mend damage to your body; and maintain balance for a long, healthy life. You will learn: Which foods help repair liver and other organ damage What to eat to rid your body of toxins How to manage a diet and extend that control to your cravings When to turn to food--and when to seek outside help This book combines reassuring guidance with appetizing, nutritionally dense meals that put you on a clear path to a bright, addiction-free future.

Recovery: A Guide For Adult Children Of Alcoholics

by Herbert L. Gravitz Julie D. Bowden Sharon Wegscheider-Cruse

Rich with insight and awareness, Recovery explores the secrets, fears, hopes and issues that confront adult children of alcoholics. Authors and widely respected therapists and ACOA workshop leaders Herbert Gravitz and Julie Bowden detail in a clear question-and-answer format the challenges of control and inadequacy that ACOAs face as they struggle for recovery and understanding, stage-by-stage: Survival * Emergent Awareness * Core Issues * Transformations * Integration * Genesis. If you feel troubled by your post, Recovery will start you on the path of self-awareness, as it explores the searching questions adult children of alcoholics seek to hove answered: <P> * How con I overcome my need for control? <P> * Do all ACOAs ploy the some kind of roles in the family? <P> * How do I overcome my fear of intimacy? <P> * What is all-or-none functioning? <P> * How can ACOAs maintain self-confidence and awareness after recovery? <P> * How do ACOAs handle the family after understanding its influence? <P> * And many other important questions about your post, family and feelings. <P> Written with warmth, joy and real understanding, Recovery will inspire you to meet the challenges of the post and overcome the obstacles to your happiness.

Recovery of Your Self-Esteem: A Guide for Women

by Carolynn Hillman

With warmth and encouragement, along with her original ten-step process, Carolynn Hillman puts self-esteem and the accomplishment and real satisfaction it engenders within the reach of every woman. Her straightforward approach to conquering feelings of inadequacy and self-defeating behavior include:Practicing six key ways of nurturing yourselfRecognizing and appreciating your good pointsSilencing the inner critic and heeding the inner childBreaking the self-imposed failure cycleOvercoming external obstacles that limit your progressRecovery of Your Self-Esteem: A Guide for Women supports readers with participatory exercises and inspiring examples that confirm feelings of increased self-respect and achievement. It offers invaluable advice and understanding that will pave the way toward feeling better more of the time.

Recreating The Past: A Guide to American and World Historical Fiction for Children and Young Adults

by Lynda G. Adamson

Spanning grades 1-10, this annotated bibliography of 970 recommended American and world titles published through early 1994 includes adult titles suitable for young adult readers, with some 200 of the titles being award winners. Geographical sections are divided into historic time periods within which entries are organized alphabetically by author. Each entry contains both reading and interest grade levels, a short annotation about the historical event, setting, plot, protagonist and theme, current publication availability, and awards won. Seven appendices allow for a variety of search parameters. Originally announced as Historical Fiction for Children. . . . Annotation c. by Book News, Inc. , Portland, Or.

Recreation Programming

by J. Robert Roseman Barbara Elwood Schlatter

Used in numerous universities throughout the United States, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand, this book provides programming insights for educators, practitioners, and students. This book will present readers with the vital tools necessary in providing successful programs for their patrons.

Recreation Programming for Visually Impaired Children and Youth

by Jerry D. Kelley

The book is designed primarily for the recreation consultant or trainer concerned with assisting the community recreation leader in his or her efforts to provide recreation programs and services for the visually impaired child.

Recursion

by Tony Ballantyne

It is the twenty-third century. Herb, a young entrepreneur, returns to the isolated planet on which he has illegally been trying to build a city-and finds it destroyed by a swarming nightmare of self-replicating machinery. Worse, the all-seeing Environment Agency has been watching him the entire time. His punishment? A nearly hopeless battle in the farthest reaches of the universe against enemy machines twice as fast, and twice as deadly, as his own-in the company of a disarmingly confident AI who may not be exactly what he claims. . . Little does Herb know that this war of machines was set in motion nearly two hundred years ago-by mankind itself. For it was then that a not-quite-chance encounter brought a confused young girl and a nearly omnipotent AI together in one fateful moment that may have changed the course of humanity forever.

The Recursive Universe: Cosmic Complexity and the Limits of Scientific Knowledge

by William Poundstone

No winners, no losers, and no end -- the Game of Life, also known simply as Life, is no ordinary computer game. Created by British mathematician John Horton Conway in 1970, Life debuted in Scientific American, where it was hailed as the key to a new area of mathematical research, the field of cellular automata. Less of a game than a demonstration of logical possibilities, Life is based on simple rules and produces patterns of light and dark on computer screens that reflect the unpredictability, complexity, and beauty of the universe. This fascinating popular science journey explores Life's relationship to concepts in information theory, explaining the application of natural law to random systems and demonstrating the necessity of limits. Other topics include the paradox of complexity, Maxwell's demon, Big Bang theory, and much more. Written in the 1980s by a bestselling author, the book remains up to date in its treatment of timeless aspects of physics, including the ways in which complex forms and behavior governed by simple laws can appear to arise spontaneously under random conditions.

Recycle! A Handbook for Kids

by Gail Gibbons

Explains the process of recycling from start to finish and discusses what happens to paper, glass, aluminum cans, and plastic when they are recycled into new products.

The Red

by Linda Nagata

Reality TV and advanced technology make for high drama in this political thriller that combines the military action of Zero Dark Thirty with the classic science fiction of The Forever War.Lieutenant James Shelley, who has an uncanny knack for premeditating danger, leads a squad of advanced US Army military tasked with enforcing the peace around a conflict in sub-Saharan Africa. The squad members are linked wirelessly 24/7 to themselves and a central intelligence that guides them via drone relay--and unbeknownst to Shelley and his team, they are being recorded for a reality TV show.When an airstrike almost destroys their outpost, a plot begins to unravel that's worthy of Crichton and Clancy's best. The conflict soon involves rogue defense contractors, corrupt US politicians, and homegrown terrorists who possess nuclear bombs. Soon Shelley must accept that the helpful warnings in his head could be AI. But what is the cost of serving its agenda?

Red

by Jack Ketchum

Three teenaged boys kill a man's dog for no good reason. The man seeks justice, following the letter of the law ... read on to find out what happens.

Red

by Erica Spindler

SHE'S GOT NOTHING TO LOSE AND EVERYTHING TO PROVEGrowing up on the wrong side of the tracks in Bend, Mississippi, Becky Lynn Lee doesn't have the luxury of dreaming. With an abusive father and a broken mother, she always thought that this was it. But after the ultimate betrayal, Becky Lynn can no longer live the nightmare.Determined never to go back, Becky Lynn escapes to Hollywood. As a photographer's assistant, she discovers a talent for spotting beauty and capturing the perfect shot. When the camera eventually turns on her, the awkward, shy Becky Lynn of her childhood disappears. But when the success she's achieved is threatened, Becky Lynn must find the strength to embrace her new identity and put the ugliness of her past behind her forever.

Red

by Alison Cherry

Felicity St. John has it all: loyal best friends, a hot guy, and artistic talent. And she's right on track to win the Miss Scarlet pageant. Her perfect life is possible because of just one thing: her long, wavy, coppery red hair.Having red hair is all that matters in Scarletville. Redheads hold all the power--and everybody knows it. That's why Felicity is scared down to her roots when she receives an anonymous note:I know your secret.Because Felicity is a big fake. Her hair color comes straight out of a bottle. And if anyone discovered the truth, she'd be a social outcast faster than she could say strawberry blond. Her mother would disown her, her friends would shun her, and her boyfriend would dump her. And forget about winning that pageant crown and the prize money that comes with it--money that would allow her to fulfill her dream of going to art school.Felicity isn't about to let someone blackmail her life away. But just how far is she willing to go to protect her red cred?Praise for RED:"As thought-provoking as it is enchanting."--Rae Carson, author of the FIRE AND THORNS trilogy "Smart, funny, and full of Awesome Ladies Behaving Awesomely, Alison Cherry's RED is everything I look for in a book. It will make you laugh, it will make you think, and it will make you book an appointment with your colorist immediately."--Rachel Hawkins, New York Times bestselling author of the Hex Hall series"Clever, wickedly funny and with so much heart."--Melina Marchetta, author of the Printz-award winning Jellicoe RoadFrom the Hardcover edition.

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